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Predator Orion 3000-600 Where is the 2nd M.2 slot?

MPVGMPVG Member Posts: 4 New User
edited January 23 in Predator Desktops
Hi, I bought Predator a Predator Orion 3000-600 with a PO3 B360 motherboard. As it came with a 512GB SSD I soon discovered I needed to upgrade my storage. It's supposed to have 2 M.2 SSD slots so I bought a 1TB ssd M.2. But I really can't find where to put the new ssd (feel quite  ;) ). Is there a layout of the motherboard somewhere?

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  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 17,148 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    You have one near the graphics card and the other next to SATA connections.

  • MPVGMPVG Member Posts: 4 New User
    Hi, thanks. The current ssd is placed in M2_2 but M2_1 seems already occupied by something. See attached pic. 
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 17,148 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    My apologies, it was my mistake, M2_1 is for WiFi card, you have only one slot for M.2 SSD in this model.
  • MPVGMPVG Member Posts: 4 New User
    Hi, ok. That is not optimal. However I dont need the wifi as I use cable. So I could just disconnect the wifi card and use it for my 2nd ssd? 
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 17,148 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    Unfortunately, you can not do that because BIOS will not be able to identify the SSD and also the WiFi cards have different keys, so I doubt it would physically fit in the slot.
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,947 Trailblazer
    You can try using this pcie adapter:
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  • MPVGMPVG Member Posts: 4 New User
    Ok, but where to put that? The graphic card blocks all ports. See pic
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,947 Trailblazer
    But I can't guarantee that the motherboard will recognize this caddy.
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  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 13,008 Trailblazer
    Best is to just send the M.2 drive back and get a 2.5" SSD to drop in as if it were a HDD or upgrade the 512GB SSD to something like a 2TB.
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